Point of interest
Circuit n° 1
Walk on the dunes and marshes of the mouth of the Rhone, along the canals built by Man, to trace the history of shellfish harvesting.
This discovery excursion is an area accessible in all seasons, except in the case of heavy rain, and this throughout the year. For this circuit marked with orientation tables, you will discover several poles of interest:-Discovery of the Dune: we are faced with a former dune which the supervisor is none other than the Rhone. The dunes were formed with sand transported by the River, the sea and the wind.-Discovery of the Canal of Saint Anthony: The trades of the sea have always been an important sector for the development of the commune of Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhône. The canal de Saint Antoine, locally called "the new canal" was arranged recently to encourage the establishment of businesses turned towards the maritime sector. You can observe the recreational craft booming in recent years, mussel farming sector (farming of mussels) present since 1983 on the commune, and finally the sector fishing and processing of products of the sea.-Discovery of the industrial interface: the Zone-portuary, since its construction in the 1970s, is a large site of more than 10,000 ha. This strategic location is explained by the presence of the sea and Sandy bottoms, thus facilitating improvements for navigation. Around this area dedicated to economic activity remain natural spaces it is important to protect. They the Mazet is a witness to the changes from the mouth of the Rhône over time. This sandy, shaped by the sea and by the river training is regularly inundated. It is a feeding area, resting and breeding ground for many birds.-Discovery of the Sansouire: more commonly known as "enganes", it is an environment where it is extremely difficult to live. The salt is present at all levels and calls of its inhabitants-specific adaptations. The plants living in these conditions are called "halophilic plants".-Discovery of the coastline of the Mazet: Carteau Cove has for characteristic low depth waters, which promotes the coming of many species of birds such as the Flemish pink and other shorebirds. Its muddy welcome from many shells that find food and refuge as the Donax (called wrongly telline), the wrong clam (called carpetshell), the knife, the Murex (locally called Bhatnagar).At the last bridge, turning on your left you continue your visit along the dirt road that leads you to the picturesque le Mazet They. You can see the traditional dwellings of the Marsh called "Sheds". Located in the middle of the marshes but also in edge of sea, these huts of fishermen from the beginning of the 20th century are a cultural and historical city of Port Saint Louis element.To move in the marshes, the cabanoniers use a small flat-bottom boat called the "nego-chin".
Accessible for disabled
Opening period (s)All year round, every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
- Route :
- Signposted route
- Distance (km) : 2.45
- Daily duration (minutes) : 150
- Route : Aller / Retour
- Route : 4
- Levels of sporting experience :
- Level green –very easy
- Park :